nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – conjunction

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March 1, 2015  'conjunction'  Jane Tims

March 1, 2015 ‘conjunction’ Jane Tims

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conjunction

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planets and moonlight whisper, scamper

into crevasses in the covered bridge

half-ton’s headlights enter

overwhelm the shadows

~

chin velvet of Venus and Mars

sickle of mid-winter moon

truck lights startle a winter hare

erect on haunches, paw lifted

~

frosted by sky-gaze, worshipping

the sliver of moon, dismayed

at desecration, round glare

of predator eyes

~

fright to stop a heart

or flight to mobilize

hind-legs, straighten before

fore-legs turn

~

and long ear shadows

quit the length of the bridge

ahead of whiskers, nose

and rabbit wisdom

~

~

Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

March 2, 2015 at 7:01 am

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  1. completely delightful – thank you Jane for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    julieanne58

    March 2, 2015 at 5:56 pm

  2. beautiful image and words

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    kiwiskan

    March 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  3. I love the images, especially those of the last verse, and the chin velvet of Venus and Mars and sickle of mid-winter moon. Love the sounds in the poem when read aloud, too. Thanks for sharing your drawing and poetry. They always make my day.

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    Carol Steel

    March 2, 2015 at 8:22 am

    • Hi Carol. Glad you like the poem. The experience was real … Last week we startled a rabbit in the covered bridge. Oddly, with all the snow, he was mostly brown. I can still see the shadow of those long ears staying ahead of him as he ran out of the bridge. Thanks! Jane

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      jane tims

      March 2, 2015 at 9:44 am


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